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IL: Midwestern University Presents Littlejohn Awards

June 07, 2016

by Office of Communications

Recipients of the 2016 Littlejohn Awards on the Downers Grove Campus are (from left): Gordon Barkley III, D.M.D., Kimberly Bryze, Ph.D., OTR/L, and Michael J. Laken.

Midwestern University bestowed its highest honor - the Littlejohn Award - upon three deserving individuals representing members of the University faculty, staff, and alumni associated with the Downers Grove Campus. The Littlejohn Awards are presented each year in recognition of service and commitment to the University.

The 2016 Littlejohn winners are alumnus Gordon Barkley III, D.M.D., a 2015 graduate of the College of Dental Medicine-Illinois; faculty member Kimberly Bryze, Ph.D., OTR/L, Program Director and Professor, Occupational Therapy; and staff member Michael J. Laken, Director of Admissions for the Downers Grove Campus. 

The Littlejohn Awards take their name from the Littlejohn brothers, physicians who in 1900 founded the American College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, the precursor to the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine which formed Midwestern University's foundation. The awards have been presented annually since 2000 by Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Midwestern University. The Littlejohn Award winners are honored at the annual faculty and staff recognition dinner and are selected for their outstanding service to the community, the health professions, and the University.

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